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Old 08-13-2015, 03:04 PM   #31
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Looks yummy, dc. I need to try potatoes next.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:55 PM   #32
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yuppers. there are a couple stellar dyi veggies -

lima beans - garden fresh limas are a different thing than what you find anywhere else
shell peas - multi-orders of magnitude seriously better that " " " "
tomatoes - what's to say.....
"new" potatoes - any variety - fresh dug new potatoes are basically "potato candy"
nothing supermarket "new" comes within parsecs.....
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:01 PM   #33
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We're lucky to have a long growing season here. DH pulled out the cucumbers recently and planted green beans, and we'll plant peas in another couple of weeks. Also onions and garlic for next year.

We even planted decorative gourds for the first time. They should be ready in two months or so.
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:24 AM   #34
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Looks yummy, dc. I need to try potatoes next.
Decades ago, I saw this in my Mother Earth News and thought "I have to try that". 35 years later and...still haven't tried it. But it looks interesting!

Potatoes in a Barrel

Has anyone ever tried it?
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Decades ago, I saw this in my Mother Earth News and thought "I have to try that". 35 years later and...still haven't tried it. But it looks interesting!

Potatoes in a Barrel

Has anyone ever tried it?
I know people who have successfully done this with straw, not sawdust. Some of them harvest potatoes while the plants are still growing. I dunno, I wouldn't want to use that sawdust in my garden afterwards, unless I knew that it hadn't been treated. Some of the chemicals they put on wood that is going to be used outdoors can be pretty nasty.

I think this would work with Harry and Bolas's method. They grow potatoes in big garbage bags.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:20 AM   #36
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Garden fresh from my patio plants!
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Here's what the patio potato pots look like. So easy.
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:29 PM   #38
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Here's what the patio potato pots look like. So easy.
OMG, that looks so cool 😎 ~off to research when to plant in zone 7B~
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Great looking harvest hauls Beth, dcSaute, and Foodie!
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:28 PM   #40
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We made these potato boxes as an experiment this year, starting out low, adding soil and more potatoes seed, more boards to the sides, they are 3 feet tall now, full green. We don't know how it turns out yet, too early to harvest, we are in zone 4.
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